Amaechi’s lessons at 50


The choice of Amaechi to lead the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC was indeed helped by his own past struggles in the trenches outside government. Even in government, his populist crusades for the enthronement of an egalitarian society that have seen rich and poor in Rivers State

Like Obasanjo like Buhari


In his first days in office as a military dictator in 1984, Gen. Buhari severally claimed that his administration was an offshoot of the Murtala/Obasanjo regime. That was until an infuriated Obasanjo came out to denounce any relationship between him and the new regime.

Jose Mourinho pokes City, Arsenal & United


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his Premier League winning players have not been given the credit they deserve and took time to make fun of the teams that finished below them on Tuesday. The post Jose Mourinho pokes City, Arsenal & United appeared first on Vanguard News.

6 AGIP oil wells shut down in Bayelsa


The people of Egbebiri Community in Biseni, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayalsa State, have shut down six oil wells operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, alleging neglect of its Cooperate Social Responsibilities The post 6 AGIP oil wells shut down in Bayelsa appeared first on Vanguard News.

200 apply for N300bn real sector fund – CBN


The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, yesterday, said that it had received over 200 applications for N300 billion Real Sector Support Facility, RSSF. Introduced in March this year, the RSSF fund was established to support large enterprises for start-ups as well as expansion financing needs of N500 million, up to

Tambuwal bows out of Reps, hands over to Ihedioha

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, bowed out on Tuesday after handing over the leadership of the legislature to his deputy, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, who will round off the tenure of the House on June 5.

UNICEF urges Buhari to protect girls from B’Haram

Ahead of the inauguration of the Muhammadu Buhari’s government on Friday, the United Nations Children’s Fund has called on the incoming All Progressives Congress-led government to find a way of protecting girls and women from the onslaught of Boko Haram. The UNICEF said that the number of Nigerian girls and

Anambra judiciary workers suspend strike

the Anambra State chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria on Tuesday suspended its strike. The union had resumed the strike on Monday following a breakdown of the   agreement it reached with the state government in March which made it to suspend the action then.

PDP governors reckless, insensitive – Gemade

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Barnabas Gemade, has described governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party as a band of reckless and insensitive people. He accused the governors of engaging in frivolous expenditure while the people they were elected to govern were suffering

Buhari faces task of reviving resource-based industries


As Muhammadu Buhari prepares to take over the reins of power on Friday, one crucial economic task facing his government is the resuscitation of resource-based industries that have shut down or are deteriorating. Resource-based industries explore natural minerals such as limestone, gypsum, feldspar, quartz, silica and others obtained from the

Tribunal: Ekwunife appeals for free, fair judgment


The senator-elect for Anambra Central senatorial district, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife, has called on the election petition tribunal sitting in Awka to ensure a free and fair judgment in the petitions filed by candidates from various political parties’ candidates contesting the April 11 National Assembly poll.

Diezani era saw explosion of rent seekers, cronyism


Nigeria’s outgoing oil Minister, Diezani Alison–Madueke, oversaw an era during her tenure when rent seekers and opportunists mushroomed in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, resulting in the ballooning of subsidy payments and other shady deals. In a 2012 report by the Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede committee on fuel subsidy, it emerged that

Over N30bn pension overhang limits FAAN’s services – Chidoka


The  over N30 billion unfunded pension liability and the high indebtedness by domestic and foreign airlines are adversely impacting on the finances of  the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and its ability to render services and be self-sustaining, said Osita Chidoka, the Aviation Minister on Tuesday. Chidoka said the

NNPC: What they don’t want you to know (2)


The fuel scarcity that engulfed the nation this month causing untold hardship has been a regular feature in our national experience. Nineteen years ago, General Sani Abacha of blessed memory constituted a Government Study Team (GST) to probe the NNPC. The team’s mandate included detailed examination of the major causes

Nigeria’s scapegoat


The defining campaign jingle of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2011 presidential campaign was “I will vote for Goodluck Jona…because he will do well for me…and do well for you…Ooh Aah…Bobo too good o, o tunni luck o Ooh Aah”. It was done by the outstanding Nigerian musician and performing artiste,

CAF suspends Warri Wolves goalkeeper for one year for spitting at match official


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended for 12 months goalkeeper Tejiri Rhiogbere of Warri Wolves for spitting at a match official, with the possibility of a worldwide ban. The post CAF suspends Warri Wolves goalkeeper for one year for spitting at match official appeared first on Vanguard News.

Lekki trade zone shows commitment to development – Fashola

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said the Lekki Free Trade Zone was the end-product of the administration’s commitment to business development in the state. Governor Babatunde Fashola, who noted that the project started in 2006, said LFTZ would still be in existence in the next 200 years.

APC group urges support for Saraki

the Lagos State chapter of the Kwara South All Progressives Congress says choosing Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President will be in the interest of the country. The group subsequently urged the leadership of the APC, senators-elect and other stakeholders to ensure that Saraki mounted the seat of the

Punish corruption, RCCG elders tell Buhari

the Redeemed Christian Church of God National Council of Elders has asked the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to punish all acts of corruption in the country. The RCCG elders also noted that the peaceful atmosphere in the country after the 2015 elections was the outcome of sustained prayers.

Contractors seal off FHA over N750m debt

There was a protest at the headquarters of the Federal Housing Authority on Tuesday in Abuja, with about 50 contractors blocking the main gate over the authority’s indebtedness estimated at N750m. The protest which started at about 12pm continued till 2pm.